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Past

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, June 7, 2013-Sunday, June 9, 2013
 
Bloomington, IL LWVIL Convention.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
6pm for dinnner; 7pm for meeting
Park Forest Village Hall
350 Victory Drive
Park Forest, IL 60466
LWVPFA Annual Meeting. We will start at 6 pm with a catered buffet dinner (cost $15.00 each). At 7 pm we will have the annual meeting at which we adopt the budget, program, officers, and directors for the next year. All members will receive the agenda and other recommendations, as well as a survey, via email or snail mail before the meeting.

Guests are welcome!

By June 3, RSVP to Mike Brown with a check if you are attending the dinner; via email for just the meeting.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
9am
Home of Myrtle Martin
225 Berry Street
Park Forest, IL 60466
Summer Breakfast. The speaker for our annual summer breakfast will be Dr Elaine Maimon of Governors State University who will speak about the transition of the school to a four year university.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
6:30pm
Home of Mary Lubertozzi
3434 Attica
Olympia Fields, IL 60461
Kick-Off Potluck. The Impact of Fracking for Natural Gas in Illinois will be the topic for our annual kick-off potluck. The speaker will be Jennifer Hensley, Program Manager, Illinois Sierra Club.

Bring a dish to share and a friend!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
7pm
Park Forest Public Library
400 Lakewood Boulevard
Park Forest, IL 60466
Achievements and Challenges of Area Villages. Mayors and Managers of Park Forest, Richton Park, and University Park have been invited to present information on this important topic.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
7pm
Park Forest Public Library
400 Lakewood Boulevard
Park Forest, IL 60466
Lake Michigan Issues. This program will be about issues facing the Lake Michigan Inner League of which we, as members of our local league, are members. The Lake Michigan League of Women Voters is an Inter-League Organization made up of the local Leagues of Women Voters within the Lake Michigan watershed and/or regional planning areas. It is an integral part of and operates under the Natural Resources position of the League of Women Voters of the United States. Henrietta Saunders, President of the LMILG, will be the speaker.

LMLWV works to educate the public on the problems of Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes; encourage public participation in planning for the protection and restoration of the Great Lakes; support scientific research for the Great Lakes; and encourage shoreline management planning and implementation.

LMLWV also just received, with the LWVIL Education Fund, a grant from the state of Illinois to implement a campaign to educate citizens about problems associated with storm water runoff, emphasizing action that individuals, communities and regions may take to prevent and alleviate flooding after rain storms, with an emphasis on green infrastructure, and the speaker will provide an update on that project as well.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
7pm
Park Forest Public Library
400 Lakewood Boulevard
Park Forest, IL 60466
Tax Reform in Illinois. This program will feature a speaker from the League of Women Voters of Illinois to explain what the state league is doing to promote a graduated rate income tax for our state.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
7pm
Tall Grass Arts Gallery
367 Artists Walk
Park Forest, IL 60466
LWVPFA Social Fundraiser. This event is now our League's largest fundraiser. We depend on its success to help support our programs throughout the year. It also is an opportunity to enjoy the gallery's artwork and socialize with friends -- as well as bid on fantastic auction items.

Start thinking now of items you can donate to the auction!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
7pm
Park Forest Public Library
400 Lakewood Boulevard
Park Forest, IL 60466
Program Planning. Planning meeting for both LWVUS national and LWVPFA local programs.
Saturday, February 1, 2014-Monday, March 31, 2014
TBD
TBD Candidates Forums. If appropriate, during February and March we will be holding candidate forums for those running in primaries for State and/or Congressional offices.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
10am-noon
Homewood Public Library
17917 Dixie Highway
Homewood, IL 60430
LWVUS: Do You Know What's In Your Food?. This joint meeting with the Homewood Flossmoor LWV will be an update on the League's Agriculture Position. Sheri Latash, a member of the LWVUS Agriculture Study Committee, will provide information on current technology issues in agriculture including genetically modified organisms GMOs), herbicides, pesticides, agriculture water pollution, aquifer depletion, antibiotics in livestock, and accurate food labeling; and current agriculture finance issues including consolidation in agriculture industries, crop subsidies and the federal agricultural regulatory process.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
7pm
Park Forest Public Library
400 Lakewood Boulevard
Park Forest, IL 60466
CANCELLED -- See Saturday 2/15/14!!.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
7pm
Park Forest Public Library
400 Lakewood Boulevard
Park Forest, IL 60466
Update of SD 227 - Plans and Achievements. Cheryl Coleman, President of Rich High School District 227, and the SD 227 Superintendent will provide an update on the District's plans and achievements.